You’re a thoughtful, loving, caring person. But, do you always emit that loving and uplifting energy when you enter a room? Or do you let the cares and concerns of the day overwhelm you and reflect in the energy you emit? When you decide to deliberately send positive energy to those around you, you can have a profound positive impact on others as well as on your own life.
On the surface, learning how to “send positive energy” sounds like some sort of“woo-woo” out-there thing. But it’s not, because instinctively you already know that you can easily pick up on the vibes people are sending. That energy is real and I know you’ve had experience sensing both positive and negative energy from others.
“Your inner thoughts aren’t truly hidden. Their essence reflects in your energy. Energy speaks what you don’t.” -Drishti Bablani
Think about it. When someone enters the room, can you tell if they’re sad, frustrated, upset, or negative in any way? And can you also tell when they’re pleasant, cheerful, and generally happy? Perhaps these opposite energy forces aren’t always crystal-clear, but often they are.
It reminds me of the old joke: “She brightens the energy of a room every time she leaves it.” The truth is, negative energy spreads like wildfire, but so does positive energy.
According to Susan Heitler, author of Prescriptions without Pills, “At every moment you send people either positive or negative vibes. This positive or negative energy either draws people toward you or warns them to keep their distance.” (source: Psychology Today)
Everyone Loves Being Around People Who Light Up a Room
Don’t you enjoy being around people who seem to always have a smile to give? Here’s a secret: they have troubles, woes, and difficulties in their lives too, but they deliberately choose their attitudes, which means they choose the energy they bring into a room. Their outlook is that life is incredibly good and there are so many blessings to be grateful for. They prefer to bring sunshine to others rather than rain clouds.
I don’t advocate putting on a fake smile and hiding your emotional pain. I’m just saying you don’t need to wear those emotions on your sleeve and make the rest of the world suffer just because you’re suffering. Reach out and get help if you’re going through tough times, but don’t drag others down just because you’re feeling down.
How to Send Positive Energy
Positive energy begins with your body language. First, smile … smile big and smile often. Don’t don some sort of Chesire grin or a fake smile that gives away feelings of unease or distress underneath. Instead, relax your body and your face, think loving and kind thoughts, and then let your smile emerge naturally and authentically.
Watch where your mind wanders; if it tends to focus on negative thoughts, retrain your brain to exchange thoughts that bring you down with thoughts that lift you up. Affirmations can help you do this (and I’ll introduce you to a handful at the end of this post).
“Focus on the ocean of positives, not a puddle of negatives.” -Kevin Ansbro
Remember to encourage and affirm others whenever ever possible. Don’t fall back on fake compliments, just offer words that convey the sentiment that you see them, you recognize their value, and you appreciate getting to spend time with them.
Using phrases like “Thank you,” “you’re right,” “what you just said is amazing,” and “what a wonderful idea” will demonstrate that you’re a person who truly cares about others. That energy, when sincere, will open up many doors in your life.
Bringing Joy to Others Adds More Joy to Your Life
Here’s a secret that you might not realize: Bringing joy to others brings joy into your own life. In AA, they have a saying that goes, “fake it til you make it.” My twist on that is, “fake it til you feel it.” Making the decision to deliberately have an overall sunny attitude is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
One of the most profound joys in life is the ability to bring joy to others. There’s no other feeling like it. We are all here to be blessed and to be a blessing to others. Just as others have lifted you up, now’s the time to decide that you want to be that person for others.
If you want to feel more fulfilled and happier in your life, then you need to choose your mindset, and intentionally focus on what lifts you up rather than what brings you down. When you do, your body and mind fills with positive energy and you can spread that positive energy to all those you encounter.
Choosing Your Energy Is a Life-Changer
People love being around people who are light-hearted, pleasant, positive, and genuinely happy. Not only can you lift their spirits, but you’ll be more successful and happier in the long run when you choose to keep your vibration high.
Start thinking about the many little things you can do to spread a little sunshine to others. It starts with a smile, a nod of encouragement, and a few phrases of support and appreciation. In time, it grows to a happier and more fulfilling life … for you and perhaps even for those you encounter, as people learn more from you by how you act than what you say. This little life lesson is a true game-changer.
Affirmations for Sending Positive Energy
I choose to be a cheerful person with a positive attitude.
Bringing joy to others brings me great joy.
I am responsible for the energy I bring into every room I enter.
I believe life is good and that belief shows up in how I interact with others.
I spread a little sunshine everywhere I go
I’m a happy and positive person, and I shine my positive light in everything I do.
My Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Tayor. In this amazing book, Dr. Taylor talks about how she was impacted by the energy of others when she suffered a stroke. Her TedTalk (watch it too!) reveals how this brain scientist began to fully understand how the brain works and the power of energy to soothe, comfort, and heal.